Any tall guys hauling fuel?

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  1. Turbodriven

    Turbodriven Bobtail Member

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    Been thinking about making a switch from otr dry van but man those daycabs look tiny. Im not super tall 6’5 but a 12h shift in an uncomfortable truck has me worried. Are the seats adjustable at all?
     
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  3. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    The cabs are the same as the sleeper cabs. Just don’t have a sleeper hanging off the back.
     
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  4. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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    I’m 5’9 and I can’t hardly drive a Pete 579 daycab. The seat won’t go back far enough before hitting the back wall and that’s with the seat back at a 90 degree setting which for all intents and purposes, is leaning forward. Way to cramped for me. I’ve driven Mack Visions and Freightliner day cabs that offered ample room though.
     
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  5. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    This is because whomever spec'd the truck called for idiotically huge seats.. If I could have had low back seats in all of the day cabs I drove, I would have done it.
     
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  6. Turbodriven

    Turbodriven Bobtail Member

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    Yeah, after typing I thought it’s probably truck specific. Thx for replies.
     
  7. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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    Very true, yes they actually are the same seats as we have in our 579 sleeper trucks.
     
  8. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    I drive a Mack. Plenty of room. I’m not tall but we have drivers who are and never heard complaints.
     
  9. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Heavy Load Member

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    Can you not just drive with your head out the window?
     
  10. REO6205

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    If you're running local you'll be out walking around a lot. It's not like you're crammed into that tiny cab for ten hours straight.
     
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  11. Rodeorowdy

    Rodeorowdy Light Load Member

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    I have been fuel hauling in a day cab for five months now and at 6’6” tall, it is not an issue. Well at least it’s not in the newer trucks, this company has trucks all in the late 20 teens.

    But there is one truck that’s older, used for diesel, don’t know how old it is, but that cab is smaller than the newer ones.
     
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